Soundstream VHP-12

Infrared wireless headphones

  • Soundstream VHP-12


  • Soundstream VHP-12

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Soundstream's VHP-12 wireless headphones

These headphones fold flat into their carrying case for easy storage.

Soundstream's VHP-12 wireless headphones round out your vehicle's back-seat theater experience by allowing your passengers to enjoy the show without bothering anyone else. These headphones connect wirelessly to a compatible IR transmitter, like that found in the Soundstream SHDM-103 headrest monitor, offering dual-channel operation that ensures uninterrupted reception of the sound. You can also play music from almost any other source, using the VHP-12's auxiliary input.

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Comfortable and convenient

These headphones feature over-the-ear foam cup and an adjustable headband for a comfortable fit. They fold flat to fit into their compact, hard plastic carrying case for convenient storage. They also include a volume control, an on/off switch, and feature automatic level control to prevent signal overloading and unwanted distortion. You'll also find noise-isolating technology that reduces static, along with an automatic power-off feature which saves battery life when no audio signal is detected for a few minutes. Warranty: 1 year. 

Note: These headphones are for use in motor vehicles only — they are not designed for home use. We also carry a selection of wireless headphones for home and portable systems.

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IR Wireless Headphones: The Soundstream VHP-12 IR wireless headphones operates off of a carrier frequency of 2.8/3.8mHz for the right channel and 2.3/3.2mHz for the left channel. The wireless headphones require two "AAA" alkaline batteries, which are not supplied. The lightweight headphones offer an adjustable fit with comfortable soft vinyl ear-pads. The battery compartment is on the left earpiece, while the On/Off button is located on the right earpiece. The right earpiece also has a rotary volume thumbwheel control, and a red LED which illuminates when power is on. The headphones Auto Power Off feature turns the headphone's power automatically off after a few minutes without receiving a signal source.

Compatibility: These IR wireless headphones are designed to work with Soundstream headrest & overhead monitors which feature a built-in IR audio headphone transmitter.

Audio Input Jack: The right earpiece is fitted with a 3.5mm auxiliary input to connect a portable MP3 player or mobile phone with music. Audio cable not included.

Carrying Case: The earcups rotate and the headphones fold flat for easy storage in the included carrying case.

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Written By Anonymous, Warner Robins, GA on Monday, August 19, 2013
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They connected to the soundstream headset screens I purchased but not well. They had an awful noise and would cut in & out during playback. Wasn't satisfied so I returned them. As usual Crutchfield took care of me although the return of funds has been uncharacteristically slow.
The hard case and the fact they fold flat.
Horrible sound/connectivity.
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Written By MikeyH, Rockland, NY on Wednesday, July 10, 2013
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So far OK. The price was good and they paired up immediately with my SYNC system on my Expedition. After only a couple of uses my kids have stated to complain about static. The batteries are fresh so that's not the cause. It will bare monitoring.
Quick connect
Some early static
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